Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Did you know you can use Erasmus+ funding to take part in all sorts of training events that can help you prepare for, apply for and run Youth in Action projects?

The training is delivered through Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCAs for short!) and each year, the Léargas Youth and Adult Education team agrees a schedule of funded TCAs/training events that can be attended by those in the youth, community and voluntary sectors. These events take place here in Ireland and in other locations throughout Europe. See below for a list of upcoming events.

Registration for Youth TCAs is managed by an organisation called SALTO. To apply to go on a training event, you will need to go to their page. If you’re not already registered with SALTO, don’t worry, registration is free and it’s really quick to do.

If you’ve any questions, contact Anne Molloy on our Youth and Adult Education team.

Upcoming Training

Here are some of the upcoming training events for the youth sector only. (If you’re interested in TCAs in other sectors, click ‘TCAs’ in the Erasmus+ menu). We’ll be updating this regularly, so do check back.

Breaking Barriers – Erasmus+ activities involving young people with disabilities 
7-11 November 2016
Dublin, Ireland

This training course is for youth workers/youth work practitioners that work directly with young people with disabilities and are interested in engaging in Erasmus+ Youth Key Action 1.

For more information and to apply, contact Trisha Wilkinson at

TICTAC – Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities under Erasmus+ Youth in Action 
13-19 November 2016
Oulu, Finland

TICTAC is a training course targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies in line with the goals of their organizations.

Applications are now closed. For more information visit:

The Youth Council of my Dreams!
4-9 December 2016
Reykjavik, Iceland

The main aim of this training is to bring together youth workers and/or representatives of municipalities that are working directly with youth councils on a local level to learn, inspire and improve their work. Additionally we will look into Erasmus+: Youth in Action as a tool to support youth participation in local youth councils both within the framework of KA1-Mobility projects and KA3-meetings between young people and decision-makers.

Deadline for applications: 18 October 2016
For more information and to apply, visit:

APPETISER – An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for international youth work!
14-18 February 2017

The aim is to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Deadline for applications: 20 November 2016
For more information and to apply, visit:

BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
15-19 February 2017

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects;especially newcomers to this field

Deadline for applications: 20 November 2016
For more information and to apply, visit:

europe@DJHT – Creating a social and fair Europe for all young people
27-30 March 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany

This conference is Europe’s biggest event in youth work and child and youth welfare. Meet professionals from all over Europe and get an insight into the various fields of child and youth welfare. 500 youth workers and other experts from all over Europe will discuss relevant challenges in youth work in Europe and discover how youth work in Germany looks today.

Deadline for applications:15 January 2017
For more information and to apply, visit: